Where it grows
Teak grows throughout India, Thailand, Indonesia, Java and is indigenous to Burma. It has been introduced into Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines, tropical Africa and Central America.
|Sapwood||pale yellow brown|
|Heartwood||dark golden golden brown, darkening on exposure to mid or dark brown|
|Grain||straight (Burma), wavy (India)|
|Height||30-35 ft with diameter about 3'-5'|
|Average weight (kg/m³)||610-690|
|Seasoned gravity (kg/m³)||640|
Furniture, cabinets, decking for ship, boat building, handrails, planking, high-class joinery for doors, paneling, externally for dock and harbour work, bridges,garden furniture and floorings.
Teak enjoys a reputation for its strength and durability and its excellent decorative appearance.